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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, March 19, 2012

Apple announced it's paying its first dividend to shareholders in nearly 18 years. The Federal Aviation Administration may be taking a second look at their policy on electronics usage aboard airplanes. We look at what the CNC machine is, what it does and why it's so important to U.S. manufacturing. A number of car manufacturers are producing hydrogen-powered vehicles, but don't expect to see them in the U.S. anytime soon. Quarterback Peyton Manning has reportedly signed on to play football with the Denver Broncos. So what will happen to Tim Tebow?

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Our financial troubles here and abroad stem from a confluence of causes. But if governments can do anything to fix our economic situation, shouldn't they have already? Here, a billboard showing global stock indices at the Taiwan Stocks Exchange in Taipei.
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Tebow on the blocks


Mets owners settle Madoff suit

Financier Bernard Madoff arrives at Manhattan Federal court on March 12, 2009 in New York City. The owners of the New York Mets, who were Madoff investors and friends, agree to pay $162 million of gains from the Ponzi scheme.
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The hydrogen electric engine of an Opel car during a presentation by the French industrial gas group Air Liquide of Hydrogen electric cars in Marcoussis, near Paris on Oct. 4, 2011. It might be a while before hydrogen cars hit U.S. roads.

Don't listen to Occupy Wall Street

Graffiti written in chalk seen in Zuccotti Park after Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were cleared from the park the previous night in New York. Commentator Kim Clark says for real solutions to what ails the financial industry, we should be listening to the actual occupants of Wall Street.
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FAA to reconsider e-book policy

Currently e-books are banned from planes during taxi, take-off and landing. But as New York Times reporter Nick Bilton discovered, the FAA has recently decided to take a "fresh look" at its digital reader policy.
American Airlines

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